Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total w/Reflex IgM

Specimen Plasma
Container Type Tall Green Top Tube

Stability 7 days
Turnaround Time 2-5 days
Methodology Chemiluminescent Sandwich Immunoassay

Test performed using Atellica IMAnti-Hepatitis B core Total (HBcT) chemiluminescent assay. Assay performance characteristics have not been established for the Atellica IM HBcT assay used in conjunction with other manufacturers’ assays for specific HBV serological markers.

Reference Range Negative
Transport Temp Refrigerate 2°-8°C
Instructions If Hep B core Total Ab is positive, IgM will be performed at an additional charge.

This test has potential interference when a sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R). It is suggested to ask all patients who may be indicated for this test about biotin supplementation. Patients should be cautioned to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.

CPT Code 86704(Total), 86705(reflex IgM)